Rex Ryan has taken a relatively laid back approach publicly to this week’s Patriots-Jets game. With so much to worry about on his own team, he doesn’t seem eager to poke the Foxborough bear.
His wide receivers aren’t taking the same approach.
Santonio Holmes on the Patriots defense: “The numbers speak for themselves about how well they’re not playing.”
No argument there. Plaxico Burress also brought up some old painful memories for the Patriots defense when asked about his game-winning touchdown against them in the Super Bowl.
“They had single covered me maybe a handful of times that whole game,” Burress said. “For them to give me that coverage with that on the line, I didn’t think they would, but thank you.”
That comment led Ian Rapoport to track down Ellis Hobbs, who gave up the score. Hobbs says he can sleep at night and explains why.
The Burress angle is a fun one for media and fans, but ultimately it’s far in the past. Holmes’ words are about this Patriots team.
That’s why we suspect Bill Belichick will play up Holmes’ words privately to his team leading up to the game.